ONE ON ONE: Flaqo 411

Erastus Ayieko Otieno aka Flaqo 411 is singer, dancer, comedian and scriptwriter. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

What you need to know:

  • Flaqo started out wanting to be a singer
  • He wanted something more popular to than R&B to introduce him to his audience
  • His style of multi-characters, all played by him, in the same video make him stand out
  • Mama Otis and his celebrity impressions are fan favourites

One August-day, in 2018, Erastus Ayieko Otieno decided to shoot a quick video as his mother went out to get some groceries. That hastily done video would go on to give him his first viral video, propelling him to fame beyond his projected dreams. The entertainer from Kisumu talks to Thomas Rajula about his journey in ‘celebrityville’ and how it has changed his life.

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